Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021 1oz Gold Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

Sculpted for The Perth Mint by renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, this pure gold coin’s high relief design portraying Australia’s wedge-tailed eagle features our new enhanced reverse proof quality finish.

Key features:

  • 99.99% pure gold
  • Sixth wedge-tailed eagle design by John M. Mercanti
  •  Enhanced reverse proof quality - a Perth Mint first
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 500


Hunting eagle design

The subject of outstanding coin artistry since 2014, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Observed throughout mainland Australia and the island state of Tasmania, it favours lightly wooded country offering ready access to prey including rabbits, hares, lizards, snakes and other birds.

High relief strike

This 2021 coin’s dramatic image of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons is struck in high relief on a frosted table. As eagle-eyed collectors will observe, the bright finishes on the bird and snake are enhanced with a range of subtle variations. The result of painstaking surface treatments, the visually appealing style represents a new coin genre from The Perth Mint.

04 australian wedge tailed eagle 2021 1oz gold enhanced reverse proof high relief InCase

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a wooden display case within a themed, customised shipper.



Year 2021
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 27.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.00
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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